I am in pretty dire need of a nice tuxedo/dinner suit ASAP. I just found out I've got a formal event on the 26th, and I need to acquire a tuxedo, evening vest, formal shirt and etc and have them all tailored by then. Oh and I'm a college student, so it needs to be relatively cheap.
I also hate the way many modern tuxedos are styled, and I much prefer the classic black tie tux- no vents, jetted pockets, ridiculous peak lapels/slim shawl, 1 button. Looking to get a white marcella or similar evening waistcoat and go for the 1930s black tie archetype.
I was originally interested in this:
I am a tall and skinny guy, at around 6'2" 150lbs and I have an idea in my head that the wide lapels (which I am really enamored with for some reason, I like that the peaks go practically over the shoulders of the jacket, though I suspect some of that has to do with how the jacket is sitting on the manequenn and not how it would sit on a real body) would be flattering and serve to broaden my siluhette if that makes any sense, verses slim lapels making you look even taller/longer. I don't mind a bit of wear, because I am looking for something on the cheap (not looking to spend more than $250 on the dinner jacket and trousers, because I'll definitely need alterations because of my very slim bodytype).
The measurements on the above jacket are pretty close, everything matches except for the waist, which as per usual, I'd have to get taken in in spades. I hate that there are moth bite holes, but they are small and like I said, I need/want this cheap. The overall impression that a well tailored classic tux would make (given the fact that all my peers will likely not even bother witha tux or get a horrible rented one) would far outweigh something so minor.
My issue, then, is that the tux is an orphan, and I don't know where I could find vintage trousers to match the very matte wool of the vintage jacket. Modern tuxedo trousers just aren't made like that anymore. Then there's the fact that sizing wise, I'm a 32 waist and a ~33in inseam.
Would anyone be able to point me in the direction of something suitable? I've had no luck scouring SF, trolling the bay (the sheer amount of stuff makes it hard to find something so generically categorized, yet specific in size and material) and browsing vintage sites.
Or are there any vintage formalwear places in NYC (I'd like to buy, not rent, I hate ill-fitting suiting) that I could go to and have a look around?
Googling has turned up just about nothing and I don't have the time or luxury of going through all 10,000 consignment, vintage and thrift shops in the hopes of finding something so rare in size.